Schaumburg High School marching band rehearses parade -- right in the neighborhood

  • Travelers stop to watch as the Schaumburg High School marching band rehearses Friday in the neighborhood west of the school for the Septemberfest parade on Labor Day.

      Travelers stop to watch as the Schaumburg High School marching band rehearses Friday in the neighborhood west of the school for the Septemberfest parade on Labor Day. John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Percussionist Zach Zell marches with the Schaumburg High School marching band Friday during rehearsal for its performance in the Septemberfest parade on Labor Day.

      Percussionist Zach Zell marches with the Schaumburg High School marching band Friday during rehearsal for its performance in the Septemberfest parade on Labor Day. John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Schaumburg High School marching band director Vinny Inendino laughs as he watches the rehearsal for the Septemberfest parade.

      Schaumburg High School marching band director Vinny Inendino laughs as he watches the rehearsal for the Septemberfest parade. John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • The Schaumburg High School marching band rehearses its Septemberfest parade performance in the neighborhood west of the school Friday.

      The Schaumburg High School marching band rehearses its Septemberfest parade performance in the neighborhood west of the school Friday. John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • The Schaumburg High School marching band rehearses its Septemberfest parade performance in the neighborhood west of the school Friday.

      The Schaumburg High School marching band rehearses its Septemberfest parade performance in the neighborhood west of the school Friday. John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • The Schaumburg High School marching band holds up traffic Friday in the neighborhood west of the school during rehearsal for the Septemberfest parade.

      The Schaumburg High School marching band holds up traffic Friday in the neighborhood west of the school during rehearsal for the Septemberfest parade. John Starks | Staff Photographer

 
 
Updated 8/5/2022 4:43 PM

Drivers didn't seem to mind the congestion in the neighborhood west of Schaumburg High School on Friday afternoon as the school marching band rehearsed for the annual Septemberfest parade.

The band has been meeting for rehearsals for only about one week and took to the streets Friday, to the delight of many residents who watched from porches and the sidewalk, many recording the event with cellphones.

 

Parent volunteers hustled through the rows of musicians in bright T-shirts and squirted water into their mouths as they marched. The route covered about the same distance as the Septemberfest parade route.

Septemberfest is an outdoor festival of entertainment that includes live music on three stages, an arts and crafts show, a carnival midway, the Taste of Schaumburg and fireworks. The free, three-day festival fills Labor Day weekend at the Robert O. Atcher Municipal Center Grounds at 101 Schaumburg Court.

The parade starts at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 5. The two-hour parade traditionally features about 100 entries and starts at Wise Road and goes north on Summit Street to Stock Port Lane.

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